Sloane’s Citizen Science Monitoring Program
Sloane’s froglet (Crinia sloanei) is a tiny threatened frog restricted in NSW to only a few locations along the Murray River. One of the largest populations is found in Albury’s Thurgoona-Wirlinga region.
The NSW Office of Environment and Heritage and Woolshed Thurgoona Landcare Group are coordinating a community-based Sloane's froglet survey and monitoring program. We are asking community members to help us survey and monitor Sloane's froglet. The data you collect will help us to plan and prioritise conservation work for this tiny frog to secure its long-term future in Thurgoona-Wirlinga.
How do I survey for Sloane's froglet
Surveying for Sloane's froglet involves listening for calling males at their wetland breeding habitat, and then entering the survey results into the Sloanes Champions BioCollect Portal https://biocollect.ala.org.au/acsa/project . If Sloane's froglets are present at a wetland, they are usually heard right away. However, sometimes they stop calling for a while, or other factors may influence our ability to hear them, so it is best to listen for calling males for a minimum of five minutes. If calling males are present, the number of males should be estimated and assigned to a relative abundance category (also recorded in BioCollect). It is often beneficial to survey a wetland more than once during the main survey period (July and August), particularly if the first survey did not detect Sloane's froglet.
- Slones Froglet Monitoring guide
- Sloanes Froglet Data sheet (this can be used as interim method to record Sloanes before entering into BioCollect)